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System is showing a white screen. I already replaced the video cable, there's no loose connections and it displays fine on an alternate monitor.

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I assume you have used the fn key and switched it to allow a seperate monitor have you tried it to use both monitors at once if so what happened?

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How do i fix white screen on my kav60 acer aspire one


The KAV60 is also the AOD250.

Netbook OFF, monitor OFF, connect an external monitor to the netbook's VGA port.

[You can use a VGA monitor. Looks like a small TV.
This is an example of a VGA port,

VGA connector Wikipedia the free encyclopedia



Note* VGA port doesn't have to be blue in color ]


Turn the monitor on. Turn the netbook on.
If there is no image shown on the external VGA monitor, press and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.
(The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)

No image on external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down once more, and tap again on the F5 key.

Still no?
Problem is internal in netbook. Probably graphics chipset soldered to the motherboard.
Replace motherboard.

Image shows on external monitor?
Problem is with Video Cable or laptop LCD screen.
MOST of the time it's the Video Cable.

The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, in an area under the Keyboard. It then routes up under the left Hinge, and into the Display Panel.
Inside the Display Panel it then connects to the LCD screen.

With frequent opening and closing of the netbook, the Video Cable can be pulled on. This can cause damage to the Video Cable.
(Stretched/broken wires inside the sheath of the cable)

And/or it can cause the connection at the motherboard to be loose, and/or at the LCD screen.

Example of Acer Aspire One video cable,

For ACER Aspire One D250 LCD Screen Cable DC02000SB10 KAV60 New

You can remove the Video Cable, and check it's continuity with a multimeter, or if the cost is reasonable to you simply replace it.

8 to 10 dollar video cable is not the problem? Then problem is the LCD screen itself.

My money is on a loose video cable connection, or damaged video cable.

For additional questions or to have me clarify/simplify anything in my solution, please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 15, 2015 | Acer Computers & Internet

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What could be the problem of my laptop,after start up a few minute the screen will become full white,the antivirus already expired


Nothing to do with a virus........

Not software related.
It is hardware related.

Problem can be;
A) Graphics chipset on the motherboard
B) Video Cable. (Also known as LCD Cable, and a few other monikers)
C) screen Inverter
D) LCD screen

The method to find what the problem is, is to Diagnose.......

1) Graphics chipset:

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on BACK of the laptop.

http://www.finalsense.com/news/it/notebook_pocketpc/benq_joybook_a53.htm

(Pretty sad when you go to BenQ's 'support website'.
Couldn't pull a frigging photo up of the Joybook A53, and no User Manual download.
Sure isn't a laptop manufacturer that I would recommend!)

You can use a CRT type of monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA Cable.

VGA connector (Port), and VGA Cable example,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for VGA Cable example.

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up a little.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default settings, the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
IF not;

There are at least 3 display options available;
A) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
B) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
C) External VGA monitor ONLY

Hold the Fn key down, and at the SAME time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.

Which key is that? Dunno. Thank BenQ for all of the detailed, wonderful information.........NOT.
It will be one of the F keys at the top of the Keyboard.
F1 through F12.
Usually has a monitor icon on it, and perhaps an arrow on one side.
HP is F4.
Acer usually F5
Toshiba - F8
IBM/Lenovo - F7

Just some examples.

No display showing?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Display Toggle-Over key.

No display on external VGA monitor suggests problem with graphics chipset.

(Most of the time it isn't the chipset itself, but rather it is the MOUNTING of the graphics chipset TO the motherboard.
The graphics chipset is soldered to the motherboard, with a BGA surface mount. Ball Grid Array.
Someone states it has a graphics card? Just laugh, and walk away. No reason to subject yourself to ignorance ]

Display shows on external VGA monitor?
The problem is the Video Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen.

2) Video Cable:

The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, in an area under the Keyboard, or Switch Cover.
[Switch Cover;
The strip of plastic above the Keyboard, and below the Display Assembly.
Has the Power On button in it, for one]

From there the Video Cable goes by the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.
One single cable comes off of the main body, of the Video Cable; and connects to one side of the screen Inverter.
The rest of the Video Cable, or Main body, goes on to connect to the back of the LCD screen.

Just from normal repeated opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may be pulled on. This chance also increases as the laptop ages. The sheath of the Video Cable, and the insulation on the wires inside the Video Cable; get stiff from age.

(Laptop is 5 years old, right?)

The pulling can cause loose connections of the Video Cable.
Loose on the motherboard side, or single cable connection to screen Inverter loose; or Video Cable connection to back of LCD screen, loose.

ALL power removed, AC adapter (Charger), and Battery; the connections are checked for tightness.
A visual inspection alone will NOT do.
The Video Cable connection MUST be physically checked.
Physically try to plug in tighter.
The loose connection could be so small, that you will not detect it with the human eye.

Pulling on the Video Cable can also damage it.
Stretched/Broken wires inside the Video Cable.
If, after the connections are proved to be tight, and this does not repair the problem; the Video Cable is removed, and every wire inside the Video Cable checked for Continuity.

A multimeter is used, and set to OHM's. (1K)
If this is not feasible for you, suggest take Video Cable down to nearest small computer repair shop, and have the resident tech check it out. Should only be a few bucks.

Video Cable continuity test proves Video Cable to be good, the screen Inverter is next in the diagnosis.

3) screen Inverter:
The screen Inverter converts the power (Electricity), from the laptop; for the Backlight, and LCD screen.
I know your laptop uses a screen Inverter, because it uses a CCFL for a Backlight,

https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/BenQ/JOYBOOK~A53/

90 PERCENT of the time, the fault can be attributed to a bad screen Inverter.
It is just a small circuit board, and only lasts so long.
HOWEVER, this is a diagnosis, and NOT a guessing game.

To test a screen Inverter requires a sensitive multimeter. Read fairly expensive,

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

The screen Inverter is located behind the Display Bezel, and mounted towards the bottom of the LCD Screen Frame.

[The plastic thin frame in front of the LCD screen, is the Display Bezel.
The LCD screen is composed of layers. These layers are kept in the factory set alignment, by a metal Screen Frame.
It resembles a picture frame ]

Because of the ease of access to replace, not having access to a sensitive multimeter, and the usually low cost; the screen Inverter is just replaced.

4) LCD screen:

If the Video Cable connections were tight, and Video Cable is good, plus the screen Inverter is replaced, and this does no good; then replace the LCD screen.

Video Cable cost?
Guessing around $9 to $12.
Screen Inverter?
Usually $9 to $20.
LCD screen?
$60 to $225 depending on laptop.

This is why the laptop is diagnosed.
Don't want to spend $225, when a $9 Video Cable, or $9 screen Inverter was the problem.

There is one tool you will DEFINITELY need, for checking the motherboard connection of the Video Cable, along with the basic tools.......

An ESD wrist strap......

Electro Static Discharge
Average cost is $3 to $6.
Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.

Need help in disassembling laptop to check motherboard connection, and LCD screen/screen Inverter connection of Video Cable?
Post back in a Comment, or click on Reply at end of solution.

There are no Service Manuals available. (BenQ, remember?)
However I am confidant I can guide you in this endeavor.
9 years at performing this online, (4 here), and over 10,000 solutions on this website. A LOT of them deal with this problem.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[Just to show you basics, here is an online computer repair tech I respect,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo8ifRRezsU

May 13, 2013 | BenQ Joybook A53 Notebook

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A friends laptop is only showing a white screen


Step 1:
Fix a White Screen on an LCD Monitor

b>When an LCD screen has turned completely white, there are three normal causes: the screen is defective, the video cable is not connected correctly, or the graphics card on the motherboard of the computer is faulty. You will need to troubleshoot these possibilities to determine which problem you have. If you are not experienced in working on computer equipment, you should not attempt to disassemble your LCD screen because you could easily damage it. Seek professional assistance unless you have experience working on computer hardware.

Disconnect the white LCD screen from the computer by unscrewing the blue monitor cable. Connect the working LCD screen to your computer by attaching its blue monitor cable to the same slot. If your computer display does not show on the functioning LCD screen, try rebooting your computer. If it still does not display, the problem is with your computer's graphic card on the motherboard. Seek professional repair assistance. If your computer display shows normally on the working LCD screen, proceed to Step 2. Unplug the LCD monitor with the white screen. Disassemble the rear panel of the monitor with the small screwdriver. Carefully separate the screws into piles so that you can keep track of how to reassemble the monitor. Locate the internal video cable, a gray cable with a plug on the end that connects to the main components of the screen. See the References section for photos of the video cable for assistance. http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/04/13/laptop-lcd-screen-turned-white/ Unplug the cable, checking for any debris or blockage. Reconnect the cable firmly. Reassemble the LCD screen. Plug it in and connect it to your computer. If the screen is still white, you have a defective LCD screen. You will need to replace it or take it to a professional repair service for assistance.
b> b> b> Without this test you'll have to guess because as I mentioned before this could either bad motherboard or bad LCD screen.

You'll have to disconnect the video cable from the LCD screen (connector 2) and the inverter board (connectors 3 and 1). After that you connect another working screen and test video. For this purpose I'm using one of my test LCD screens. My test screen is cracked and because of that you see a wide white band in the center but it still works fine for this test.

The original screen is white but my test screen works normal (except the crack of course) and I can see the image. After this test I can tell that the problem must be related to the screen. After I assembled everything back together and connected the original LCD, it's still white. CONCLUSION. In my case this problem is related to the LCD screen and it has to be replaced. b> b>

Feb 06, 2013 | Toshiba 16" Satellite A665S6095 Intel Core...

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My acer laptop show white sceern only?


What can you do if the laptop LCD screen turned completely white? 1. Loose connection between the video cable and the LCD screen.
2. Defective LCD screen.
3. Defective motherboard (I assume the graphics card is integrated into the motherboard). Here's an example of a laptop with white screen. When you turn on the laptop, it starts but the image on the screen is completely white right from the beginning.

Most likely you still can use the laptop with an external monitor. Just connect the monitor to the VGA port on the back or side of your laptop and then switch the video output from internal to external mode.

On Toshiba laptops you can toggle between internal and external screens using Fn+F5 keys. Hold down Fn and press on F5 until you get video on the external monitor.
On IBM laptops use Fn+F7.
On HP laptops use Fn+F4.

It's possible that you have to use a different key combination on your laptop but you get the idea.

On some laptops, in order to be able to use the external monitor, you have to connect it to the laptop and then restart the laptop so the external monitor is detected by the laptop. In some cases the laptop screen may turn white because of poor connection between the video cable and the LCD screen. If you want to check this connection, you'll have to take apart the display panel because the connector is located on the back side of the LCD screen.

These laptop service manuals and disassembly instructions may be useful. Always check the video cable connection first. Reconnecting the video cable may fix your problem.

If reconnecting the video cable doesn't help, most likely you have a problem either with the LCD screen or with the motherboard. The best way to find out witch one is causing the problem is testing the laptop with another working LCD screen. you will need to connect to another monitor or your television to your computer with the vga lead monitor connection click start control panel display change display settings adjust resolution this may vary depending on your operating system you should see a no 1 and a no 2 with detect and identify keep an eye on the screen when you select the number tabs this may vary depending on your operating system when you select the no 2 tab this should be the extended desktop always click apply after making any changes or click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to monitors right click select scan for hardware changes if you can get an extended desktop your monitor is faulty if you cant get an exended desktop Hope it helps

Jan 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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White screen acer


White screen when you start the laptop, and then when you connect an external VGA monitor, you can only operate in Safe Mode?

Or white screen except when you are Safe Mode?

Doesn't matter anyway, just wanted to see what you are stating.

1) Have you connected an external VGA monitor to the laptop, and seen if you get a good display on the external VGA monitor?

No display on external monitor?
You have at least 3 display options available;
A) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
B) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor.
C) External VGA monitor ONLY

Hold the Fn key down, and tap once on the F5 key.
(The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)
Still no?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.

Good display on external VGA monitor?
Problem is the Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

White screen on external VGA monitor also?
Problem is the graphics chipset.

[Actually it is probably inadequate cooling for the graphics chipset, and this makes a bad contact of graphics chipset TO motherboard. If this is found to be the problem I can explain further, and in much more detail ]

Inside the Display Assembly:

A) Screen Inverter if it is CCFL backlighting.
May or may NOT be a screen Inverter if it uses LED backlighting.

[ CCFL - Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
LED - Light Emitting Diode ]

B) LCD screen.

Video Cable:
The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, in an area either under the Keyboard, or under the Switch Cover, or bottom of the laptop.

[Switch Cover,
Goes by many names. It is the strip of plastic above the Keyboard, and below the LCD screen. Usually has the Power On button, and LED indicator lights; plus speakers, sometimes ]

From there the Video Cable goes under the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.
If a screen Inverter is used, a small cable comes from the main cable, and plugs into the screen Inverter.
The main cable connects to the back of the LCD screen.

Due to normal repeated opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may be pulled on.
This can create a bad connection on motherboard side, and/or screen Inverter cable connection, (IF used), or to the back of the LCD screen.

It can also cause damage to the Video Cable.
(Stretched/Broken wires)

Once you post the product number I can guide you step by step, show you the components I'm talking about, and track down a Service Manual link, and possibly pictorial disassembly information.

The Video Cable connections are checked first.
A loose connection can cause what you are seeing.

The sheath of the Video Cable is also scrutinized for damage.
Obvious damage to the sheath, may mean damage to the tiny wires inside the Video Cable.

Another thing that can cause what you are seeing.

Video Cable connections prove not to be the problem, then the Video Cable is to be removed, and a continuity test performed on it.
Multimeter set to OHM's. (1K)

If a multimeter is not at your access, then suggest taking the Video Cable down to the nearest small computer shop, and have the resident tech check it for continuity. Should only be a couple of bucks.

YOU MUST rule out the Video Cable as the problem, before going on.

Video Cable checks out?
Then if a screen Inverter is used, this is the next component in the diagnostic flowchart.

Problem is this; it requires a sensitive multimeter to test a screen Inverter. Think fairly expensive,

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen, is the Display Bezel.
The screen Inverter is located behind the Display Bezel, and mounted down towards the bottom of the LCD Screen Frame.

Due to the multimeter issue, the above noted ease of accessing to replace, and the usually low cost of the screen Inverter; most decide to just replace.

Screen Inverter replaced? Same problem?
The problem is the LCD screen.

No screen Inverter used? The problem is the LCD screen.

Video Cable; Usually around $9 to $20
Screen Inverter; Same.
LCD Screen; from $70 to $240. Just depends on what Lenovo laptop we're talking about here.

This is why you diagnose first.
Would be foolish to assume the problem is the LCD screen, and purchase one; when the problem may have just been a loose Video Cable connection, or one of the $9 to $20 components stated above.

Ready to diagnose?
Post the Product Number back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 22, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

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My pc is showing a white screen when iys on


Is it an LCD monitor ?
When an LCD screen has turned completely white, there are three normal causes: the screen is defective, the video cable is not connected correctly, or the graphics card on the motherboard of the computer is faulty. You will need to troubleshoot these possibilities to determine which problem you have. If you are not experienced in working on computer equipment, you should not attempt to disassemble your LCD screen because you could easily damage it. Seek professional assistance unless you have experience working on computer hardware.

Disconnect the white LCD screen from the computer by unscrewing the blue monitor cable. Connect the working LCD screen to your computer by attaching its blue monitor cable to the same slot. If your computer display does not show on the functioning LCD screen, try rebooting your computer. If it still does not display, the problem is with your computer's graphic card on the motherboard. Seek professional repair assistance. If your computer display shows normally on the working LCD screen, proceed to Step 2. Unplug the LCD monitor with the white screen. Disassemble the rear panel of the monitor with the small screwdriver. Carefully separate the screws into piles so that you can keep track of how to reassemble the monitor. Locate the internal video cable, a gray cable with a plug on the end that connects to the main components of the screen. See Below for the References section for photos of the video cable for assistance. http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/04/13/laptop-lcd-screen-turned-white/ Unplug the cable, checking for any debris or blockage. Reconnect the cable firmly. Reassemble the LCD screen. Plug it in and connect it to your computer. If the screen is still white, you have a defective LCD screen. You will need to replace it or take it to a professional repair service for assistance. Hope this helps.

Dec 30, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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How do you fix a white screen for a dell Inspiron 1100 lap top?


White LCD screen in a Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook PC?

1) Loose connection of the video cable TO the LCD screen, and/or loose connection of the video cable TO the motherboard.

2) Bad LCD screen

3) Bad motherboard. (More specifically a bad graphics chipset)

To start the diagnoses to find out what the problem is, you will require an external monitor.

This monitor can be a CRT monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable.
(A CRT monitor is a VGA monitor also)

Example of a VGA cable, and a VGA port, (Connector on computer),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

The VGA port is on the back of an Inspiron 1100 Notebook PC.
It is Blue in color.

A) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF. Connect the VGA cable of the external monitor, to the laptop's VGA connector (Port)

B) Turn the external monitor on. If a CRT style allow it warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

By default, (Factory setting), the external monitor should show the graphics of the laptop.

IF Not;
There are 3 options available,

1) Internal monitor of the laptop - ONLY
2) Internal monitor of the laptop, AND external monitor
3) External monitor - ONLY

If there is NO display on the external monitor, (Display; To include a white screen);

A) Press the Fn key, and hold it down. Now tap the F8 key. (F8,CRT/LCD)

Still no display on the external monitor? Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and tap the F8 key again.

IF, the external monitor shows a white screen, Stop.
You have a bad graphics chipset. Option is to replace the motherboard.

IF, the external monitor shows graphics just fine, diagnose further.

A) Look to see if the Video cable is plugged in tightly to the motherboard, AND connected tightly to the LCD screen.

Dell Support > Inspiron 1100 Notebook PC > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/en/sm/index.htm

Click on - Display
Under the heading - Display Assembly, look at the partial 'photo' under the number 8.

On the left side where it shows two Philips head screws removed, is the Video Cable. Pinkish wire wrapped around a Light Blue wire.
Look at Number 9.
The display-feed flex cable is the Video Cable.

Make sure it is plugged in tightly to the motherboard.

Now go down to Number 10.
In the exploded drawing the number 7 points to the Video Cable.
(display-feed flex cable)

Shows the Video Cable disconnected from the motherboard, and going up to the back of the LCD screen.

Scroll down to the heading - Display Panel. This shows the connection of the Video Cable to the LCD screen.

Also;
The Video Cable runs through the left Hinge Cover.
Repeated opening, and closing of the laptop, may have damaged the Video Cable.

Observe the sheath of the Video Cable. (Outside wrap)
Does it appear damaged? Pinched? Torn?
Even if it does not, I suggest performing a continuity test with a multimeter.

Multimeter's function knob is set to Ohm's. (Omega symbol)
Positive probe lead (Red) is touched to one end of a wire going through the Video Cable.
Negative probe lead (Black) is touched to the other end of the wire.

Do not be concerned at this time with the Ohmage. Concern is to see if ANY reading comes up, not how much.

Perform a continuity check on all wires in the Video Cable.
(An economical, yet decent enough multimeter for this test, can be purchased for around $5 to $12. A multitude of store carry them. An auto parts store is but one example)

Video cable checks out?
The next suspect is the LCD screen.
However, read on.

Primer:
An LCD screen does not produce enough light by itself. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

An Inverter (Screen Inverter) is used to convert the power (Electricity) from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Inverter.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault is the Inverter.

Example of a screen inverter for a Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook PC,

http://www.nylaptopparts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=91_95_125&products_id=547

An expensive (Read - Sensitive) multimeter can be used to check a screen inverter. Not something everyone has laying around, or access to. In this case I would suggest replacing the Inverter.

(The screen Inverter is also easily accessed, AND much cheaper in comparison, than the LCD screen. Again, 90 percent of the time the fault is the Inverter )

IF, the Inverter does not cure the problem, then the problem is the LCD screen.

Review;
Check the display with an external monitor. Display checks good, run a continuity check on the Video Cable.
Video Cable checks out OK, go to the Inverter.
Inverter does not cure the problem, the problem is the LCD screen.

BEFORE beginning to disassemble;
Remove ALL power to the laptop. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

Observe Anti-Static Precautions.
(I would also advise using an ESD wrist strap, and connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.

Average cost of a decent ESD wrist strap, is around $3 to $6.
I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case.
{Electro Static Discharge)

Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
If no multi-compartment container is available, substitute with a clean egg carton.
Label each egg holder.

SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws.
Do Not mix them up.

For additional questions, or to have me explain anything I have stated here, post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 29, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Hello my Dell inspiron has a white screen upon start up but once it's on the login screen it's fine after that is it the cable coming loose or a bad video chip plz help?


Try connecting an externalmonitor to the Dell Inspiron and see if the white screen is also presenton the monitor. If the monitor display is fine, then your laptop's LCD displaypanel is defective. If the monitor also displays the white screen, then yourproblem is with either the video card or motherboard located inside yourlaptop. Also try booting the computer in safe mode by tapping the key when you turn it on. If it works that way you might have a video software driver issue.

Aug 17, 2011 | Dell Inspiron N5030 Notebook PC

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Monitor comes on but wont show picture


You should make sure the cable is plugged into the video port on the back of the tower. Also, if you have more than one video card, ie an "onboard card" and another card that was added later, try alternating one to the other and see if the other one works. You can identify video ports by finding the blue pentagonal plug. It also will be the only plug that your monitor cable fits into (that is describing a VGA cable, a white cable is a DVI cable and is even easier to identify.) You might also want to make sure the video card wasnt jostled out of place. The final solution could be you have developed some bad memory modules, or the memory was jostled out of its slot during the move.

Jan 03, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Problem with my monitor display


1.cheeck VGA cable
2. check any Loose contacts in video section(Neck board)

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